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Java Development with Ant [Paperback]

By Erik Hatcher, Sam Ruby (Foreward By) & Steve Loughran
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Encompassing Java-centric software project best practices for designing and automating build, test, and deployment processes using ANT, this book is written for developers using Java in large software projects and those who have reached the limits of classic IDE development systems. Benefiting developers who apply extreme programming methodology to Java projects, this resource provides detailed coverage of ANT and explains how to use it in large projects and extend it when needed. In addition to using ANT for Java applications, it includes discussions of servlets and J2EE applications, which cover the majority of Java development projects.

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Pages   450
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1.5" Width: 7.25" Height: 9"
Weight:   2.5 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Publisher   Manning Publications
ISBN  1930110588  
ISBN13  9781930110588  

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More About Erik Hatcher, Sam Ruby & Steve Loughran

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! David Hatcher (Winston-Salem, NC) has taught communication skills for three universities and more than twenty government and private-industry clients. He has written and cowritten several books, workbooks, and other training materials on writing, vocabulary, proofreading, editing, and related subjects.

Jane Mallison (New York, NY) teaches at Trinity School in New York, where she was head of the English Department for more than twenty years. She contributed to the writing section of the SAT test and continues to work with the AP English examination. She is the author of several books and was the runner-up in her junior high spelling bee, done in by the word ?souvenir.?

Erik Hatcher was born in 1898.

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Great reference on Ant  May 31, 2007
I read the first 4 chapters of this book to get a basic understanding of Ant. Since my employer already uses Ant, the skills that I need is to understand an Ant build file and how to modify it to satisfy new requirements. Using this book as my only Ant's reference, I could find a solution for any requirement that I was asked to implement. Maybe it's not the best solution, but it works.
Excellent  Jun 30, 2006
Sorry for the short review...

I was completely new to Ant before buying this book, now I feel like an expert. It's a very well structured book. If you want to know what Ant is all about, just read the first part of the book. If you want to know how to do some more advanced stuff, this book covers it all.

I'm going to now be using Ant as my deployment tool in development and production, dealing with static content, CVS, Struts, and more.
One of my top 5 Java books  Jan 3, 2006
Ant is a great tool that lets you pretty much automate any process- whether Java build-related or not. This book is then THE one-and-only book to buy - it serves as a tutorial AND a reference. The author's breadth of knowledge on Ant is amazing and the examples he presents are wonderful.

The key areas I found the book very helpful on were
1) JUnit integration & report creation (using XDoclet /JUnitReport)
2) Deployment-related activities
3) Breaking out commonly used Ant targets for reuse

But there is so much more - my edition has been well thumbed
and has many yellow post-it notes for quick lookup.

Based on what I've learned in this book I've been able to quickly and easily integrate the following components into my build process
1) Checkstyle (syntax checker)
2) PMD ("bad practice" checker)
3) JUnit & Clover (code coverage)
4) JDepend (Class interdependcy reporting)
5) Javadoc
6) An automated nightly build of the code and deployment to WebSphere

I can't say enough about this book - but I would be lost without it and thus am loathe to lend it. If you use Ant or WANT to use Ant then buy this book.
Highly useful book  Nov 21, 2005
Best of genre - don't waste your money on that junk by A.T. Bell - buy this instead.
Wow, I never would have thought ant was so rich  Jun 3, 2005
Ant to me was just a build script, nothing more or less. I got curious about what you can do with ant and figured, how could you make a full book with this topic. I am floored with all the aspects of this tool. How easy it is to make a build, deploy it to any number of servers, then test to make sure your install is complete. And that is still a small portion of what is possible with ant. If you are an experienced java developer looking for an easy way to automate your daily routine this is the book and topic for you.

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